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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
A senior executive of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) allegedly requested in 2012 a subordinate to tamper with or hide documents related to inquiries by independent auditors and FIFA into management of the group by ousted AFC President Mohammed Bin Hammam, according to claims.
Legal and diplomatic battles in U.N. organizations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month’s electoral victory by Benjamin Netanyahu.
One thing the biographies of Jihadi John, the Islamic State’s executioner of foreign hostages, and several of his European associates have in common is their passion for football and their dashed hopes of becoming professional players.
Long-simmering discontent in Ahvaz exploded on the pitch earlier this month during an Asian Champions League qualifier between the city’s state-owned Foolad FC and al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia.
James M. Dorsey
Recent football-related racism highlights European nations’ tortured transition from ethnically relatively homogeneous to multicultural immigration societies amid a resurgence of entrenched racial, including anti-Semitic, attitudes that flourish in times of economic crisis and are not limited to Muslim communities
A just-published study highlights how commerce and glitz are reinforcing support for autocracy by international sports associations and undermining the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) newly-found resolve to hold potential host cities to human rights standards to which world football body FIFA pays lip service
Egypt’s unreformed and politically powerful police back on focus after deadly clashes with the supporters of Zamalek football club